Sioux Center setting up ‘bear hunts’

Tonya Helmers of Sioux Center created a Facebook page, “2020 Sioux Center Teddy Bear Hunt,” for Sioux Center residents to post pictures of bears on display or pictures of families out in search of the bears in the community.

SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux Center community is jumping on the trend of setting up ‘bear hunts’ to keep area children entertained during their extended spring break.

Everyone who wants to participate can put a teddy bear in a front window so families can go on a bear hunt. Families will walk around neighborhoods and try to spot as many bears as possible.

The idea is based on the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen.

Tonya Helmers of Sioux Center created a Facebook page, “2020 Sioux Center Teddy Bear Hunt,” for Sioux Center residents to post pictures of bears on display or pictures of families out in search of the bears in the community.

“Let’s see YOUR bear pictures!” she writes. “Let’s get this going in Sioux Center!!!!”

Her first post Tuesday, March 24, said “Saw my first bear today peeking out my window. There are 2 bears hiding at my work, Snieder Insurance. Do you think you can find them?”

Sioux Center residents are also encourage to e-mail their 'bear hunt' pictures to rwielenga@nwestiowa.com to be includes in next week's issue of the Sioux Center News.

Here are a few bears already out in the community!

Bear hunt 1

Can you find these bears relaxing on a lazy river in Sioux Center?

Bear hunt 2

What a great message!

Bear hunt 3

Waiting for kids to come by!